Ensuring Patients with Disabilities Can Maintain Care and Coverage
A Guide for Hospitals, Physician Practices and Healthcare Providers
The goal of this guide is to present the most critical findings in recent research that identifies changes in and characteristics of patient populations prior to applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, and to address the reasons why hospitals, physician practices and healthcare providers must consider helping patients apply early, even if those patients already have health insurance coverage.
From the demographics and characteristics of a patient to their source of health insurance, health status, employment and access to healthcare, this white paper dissects how future SSDI beneficiaries are both different and similar to the general patient population. It combines key data and various studies to explain why knowledge about applying for SSDI benefits early is critical to the welfare of the patient and the healthcare provider, both of whom are invested in the financial stability and health of the patient. The resource also explains what practical, on-site resources Allsup can offer to healthcare providers at zero cost to help ensure these needs are met.